“We need to address this issue effectively in a coordinated manner. And everybody, including people, government and police has to play a role in curbing this problem,” said Sakina, while addressing a seminar at the
The two-day seminar titled “Domestic Violence against Women” is being organized by the University’s Department of Students Welfare in association with the
Sakina lauded the role of the
The KU vice-chancellor, Prof Riyaz Punjabi, asserted that there was need to increase the level of awareness among women and their rights. “Women must know about their rights and the way they can fight for them,” he said, adding the civil society, media and government has to launch a coordinated movement in this regard.
Prof Punjabi, who delivered the presidential address, said men and women have to understand their individual responsibilities so that there are no changes of any friction which can ultimately result in violence. “We at the university are trying our level best to address these issues and aware people about them, but at the same time, everybody including the NGOs have to come forward and contribute their bit,” he said.
The Inspector General of Police (Armed), Dilbag Singh, said the “menace of domestic violence” was very much prevalent in
In his written message to DSW, Prof Pam Rajput, member of UGC’s Consultative Committee on Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education, said globalisation has led to an increase in violence against women. “To combat the problem, the first and the foremost thing we have to do is to treat the problem as a societal one rather than personal,” he said.
The KU Registrar, Prof S Fayyaz Ahmad, said the varsity was committed to address the issues concerning the society.
The KU’s DSW, Prof Neelofar Khan, described domestic violence as a “silent killer” which affects the overall management of family affairs. “Our aim to hold this seminar is to create awareness about the issue and see how we can address it effectively,” she said.
The KU’s Public Relations Officer, and Assistant DSW, Showkat Shafi, presented the vote of thanks. Dr Aneesa Shafi, Head, Department of Sociology, presented a paper on “Role Conflict among women: A pavement to domestic violence.”
The function was attended by senior KU academics and police officers, including HK Lohia, DIG,